Stanford-le-Hope Railway Station

Client : Henderson and Taylor
Programme : 2 weeks
Value : £200k




The soft strip and demolition of Stanford-le-Hope’s ticket office and cube, in readiness for the construction of a new ticket office and gate structure.

Demolition of both buildings took place during possession times that were set by Network Rail, C2C Rail and Essex Council. This was when the electrical current and return conductor to the trains were isolated, closing the section of the route between the last train at night and the first train in the morning, allowing for safe trackside working.

The timescales varied from one 16 hour possession, two 3 hour possessions and one 4 hour line block to remove the sections of the structure that were outside the required safe distance from the overhead line equipment and the track.

Scope of Works

Controlled regulated removal of hazardous material.

Removal of interior blockwork by small hand breakers.

Controlled cutting of the steel frame in strict sequence, by gas torch.

Separation of all arisings into allocated recycling bins.

Loading of skips by a 210 excavator.


John F Hunt achieved the programme target to allow handover on time to the follow on construction company enabling them to prepare for the building of a new, larger upside ticket office and downside public gate line structure.